Preeclampsia

6/23/2021

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects more than 3 million pregnant women per year in the US. Though it sometimes develops without any symptoms, it’s common causes are high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. High blood pressure may develop slowly, or it may […]

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Aortic Aneurysm

6/15/2021

An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart to the body. The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. Although the aorta is a tough, durable workhorse, sometimes its walls can weaken and bulge in what is […]

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May is National Neurofibromatosis Month

5/25/2021

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. These tumors may form anywhere in the body including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Although they are usually benign, sometimes these tumors can become malignant, or cancerous. While most people with Neurofibromatosis will only experience mild symptoms, in some cases patients […]

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Testicular Cancer

5/20/2021

April marks Testicular Cancer Awareness month. Every year, thousands of men are diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men ages 15 to 35, but it can occur at any age. It’s also one of the most treatable cancers, even if it’s spread to other areas. That is why it […]

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Aortic Aneurysm

5/18/2021

An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from the heart to the body. The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. Although the aorta is a tough, durable workhorse, sometimes its walls can weaken and bulge in what is […]

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April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Month

5/6/2021

Up to 1 in 5 Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Some people with IBS have minor symptoms, while others suffer tremendously and have their daily lives extremely disrupted. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is also known as spastic colon, irritable colon, mucous colitis, and spastic colitis. It is a separate condition from inflammatory bowel disease […]

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Meningitis

4/27/2021

Meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. There are several types of meningitis which include: bacterial, parasitic, fungal, viral, amebic, and non-infectious. The most common is viral meningitis. Viral meningitis may cause headaches, fever, stiff neck, seizures, sensitivity to bright light, sleepiness, lethargy, nausea and […]

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Measles

4/22/2021

Measles are a respiratory tract viral infection commonly found in children. Also called rubeola, measles can be serious and even fatal for small children. It remains a common disease in many parts of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. Many popular travel destinations are still experiencing outbreaks of measles […]

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Why You Need an Oncology Second Opinion

4/14/2021

According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2020, an estimated 1,800,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States and over 600,000 people died from the disease. The most common cancers (listed in descending order) are breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, melanoma of the skin, bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin […]

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Do I need Back Surgery?

4/8/2021

Every year, over 600,000 people undergo surgery for lower back pain alone. According to experts at Johns Hopkins University, only 1 in 10 surgeons follow recommended use of psychological screenings prior to surgery. The study found that Orthopedic and Neurosurgeons with a higher volume of patients, more than 200 a year, favored screening patients to […]

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